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Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
by Grantly Dick-Read
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, a Must Read, 7 Mar. 2007
This is one of the best childbirth books ever written! Many women are indebted to Dr. Read for the wonderful truths he rediscovered about birth when it was highly medicalised in the 1940s. Nothing with the woman's body has changed, and his findings are still very true. We don't have control over a lot of things as women in labor, but we do have control over the mind, and Dr. Dick-Read shows us how to control that fear and use it to positively shape the direction of our birth. This is a hidden jewel that needs to get out in the mainstream again.

Other useful books include:

Christ Centered Childbirth by Kelly Townsend

Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert Bradley, MD


What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Arlene Eisenberg
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars *********IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER***********, 7 Mar. 2007
This book is good for the beginner who is really looking for basic information on pregnancy. However, it does have a medical model of pregnancy and may very well scare the mother because it dwells on what "can" go wrong. I felt a more confident approach was better and there are other books out there like Christ Centered Childbirth by Kelly Townsend and Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read/Odent that address birth from a more normal perspective. Truly, if only 2-4 percent of normal preg/births have complications, it is not wise to give any more strength to the fear in the minds of women who may be uncertain of what to expect. This book is mediocre when it comes to filling the mind with normal expectations, yet I think it might be best titled "What to expect when you are high-risk and expecting.


Supernatural Childbirth: Experiencing the Promises of God Concerning Conception and Delivery
Supernatural Childbirth: Experiencing the Promises of God Concerning Conception and Delivery
by Lindsay Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.42

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Testimony, 7 Mar. 2007
This is a very awesome book in that it gives you her testimony of her own births, and encourages you that you can do the same. It was recommended to me when I was pregnant with my third child. I went on to have a painless and rapid birth. I am a little worried that if someone does have a painful birth, they may think they failed in faith, however. For a more graceful approach, I liked Christ Centered Childbirth by Kelly Townsend. She explained that no matter what happens in your birth, God will use it for good and has a valuable lesson for you. I think with that approach, Supernatural Childbirth is an outstanding addition to your birthing library!


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